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NMSU Hotline — December 21, 2016

Safety Tips: Celebrating the New Year

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One of the best ways to welcome and start of the New Year is to be safe and have a great time. New Mexico State University Fire Department would like to remind you of a few safety tips you should follow while you are out celebrating the New Year.

If you are going out:
Do not go out alone, have a close friend go out with you. Use the buddy system when you leave and return.
If you drink, before going out, assign a designated driver.
Do not leave your drink unattended.
Make sure to have your valuables in a safe place.
Create a meeting time and spot for your friends in case you get split up.
Auto accidents due to alcohol consumption are highest between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., so avoid being on the road at those times.

If you are staying in and celebrating:
Be sure all smoke alarms and monoxide detectors are working and have batteries.
If you or your guests choose to drink, please do so responsibly.
Have phone numbers at hand for a cab company, emergency contacts and poison control if something unexpected occurs.
Have guests turn in their keys to you upon arrival.
Have two colors of cups: one for adult beverages and one for non-alcoholic ones.
Have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of water for your guests.
Be prepared to let your guests stay the night as an alternative to them driving home after drinking.
Be respectful of your neighbors.

Be safe and have a great New Year!

Campus Announcements

There?s still time to make a year-end gift that benefits Aggie students

With your final gift of 2016, you could help deserving NMSU students start the new semester out strong. Support from our generous donors is important to our students all year, but a gift now brings help at a crucial time. Make your tax-deductible year-end gift to the program or scholarship that means the most to you, and let our students know that you are rooting for them to reach their goal.

The easiest and quickest way to give is via credit card on our secure site, https://giving.nmsu.edu, which allows you to easily choose the designation for your gift. Remember, you can also take the deduction on this year?s taxes ? but you must have your online gift processed by 11:59 p.m. MST on Dec. 31, 2016, or have your check or money order postmarked by Dec. 31 and sent to NMSU Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590.

This holiday season, give Aggie students a gift that has a lasting impact, and know they?ll be thankful all year long.

Chile Pepper Institute hosting holiday sale

The Chile Pepper Institute's holiday sale is an opportunity to purchase holidays gifts for friends and family. We are located in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265.

All items are on sale:
Polo Shirts
Glass Shot Glasses
Acrylic Shot Glasses
Mouse Pads
Brownie Mix
Sauces 3 for $20 or 25 percent off on individual sauces
Books and Cookbooks: 25 percent off
Frozen Green Chile 20 percent off
Jewelry 20 percent off
Gift baskets available

We accept cash, checks and cards. For questions call 575-646-3028.

Current bulk mail permits expire in nine days

This is a final reminder that NMSU Mail Services has activated a ?company mail permit? for NMSU that will provide cost savings for outgoing United States Postal Service mail postage. Before ordering preprinted envelopes that include the mail permit information, please contact Melissa Vick in Mail Services at 575-646-7333 or mailservices@nmsu.edu for the new permit information. Departments that have preprinted envelopes on hand with the current bulk mail permit should continue using those envelopes until Friday, Dec. 30. After that date, the current bulk mail permit will expire. Please contact Melissa Vick at 575-646-7333 or mailservices@nmsu.edu with questions.

Golfers can learn the world?s No. 1 green reading method at NMSU

The same green reading method used by the world?s No. 1, Lydia Ko, and recent Olympic Gold Medal winner, Justin Rose, is now available to learn at the NMSU Golf Course. PGA Head Professional John Lynch will conduct a two-hour AimPoint session on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the practice putting green. Bring your putter and three balls and Lynch will help you master the method from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is just $75 per person, but there are only 12 spots available. Reserve your space now at 302-332-5495 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu.